Microsoft May Be Releasing Disc-Less Xbox One Next Year

Posted November 19, 2018 by Richard Lee Breslin in Gaming News, Leak, Microsoft, Report, Rumour, Xbox One

It was heavily believed that Microsoft initially wanted to release the Xbox One as a disc-less console, going digital only.  However, according to tech website Thurrott, they claim that their sources say that Microsoft are planning to release a disc-less Xbox One console during Spring of 2019.

If these rumours are true, the cost of this disc-less console could be considerably cheaper than the models available now.  According to Thurrott, the cost of this console would be around the $100, which is about £78 in the UK.  If true, the value of this console is difficult to argue against, especially if you share an Xbox Live account with a family or friend, which can see you split the cost of digital games 50/50.

Also to add further value to these rumours is that the sources claim that Microsoft will be offering a “disc-to-digital” program which will allow customers to essentially trade in their physical games in return for digital games at participating retailers.  So again if true, it will be interesting to see how exactly that will work.

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Richard Lee Breslin
Richard Lee Breslin

Gamimg has been my life for 30+ years and will always be my passion. I have a BDes Hons Games Development and Digital Media, and I hope to one day turn my passion for gaming and writing into a living. My favourite gaming series are Resi Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted and The Last of Us. I collect gaming merchandise, comics and movies. I love football (namely Aston Villa) and WWE. I can also often be found wondering the outskirts of Raccoon City. Follow me on Twitter @Solidus5nake

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